A Trial of an Oral Nutritional Supplement in Older Hospitalized Patients - NOURISH Study
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Evaluate effects of an oral nutritional supplement on healthcare outcomes in older hospitalized adults. Also referred to as the NOURISH Study - Nutrition effect On Unplanned Readmissions and Survival in Hospitalized patients.
Condition or disease
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male or female ≥ 65 years of age.
Admitted to hospital with diagnosis of heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, pneumonia, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Subjective Global Assessment rating of B or C.
Length of hospital stay anticipated to be > 3 days and < 12 days
Able to consume foods and beverages orally.
Functionally ambulatory during the 30 days prior to admission.
Diagnosis of diabetes
Current active cancer or recently treated cancer
Impaired renal function
Liver failure, acute Hepatitis, or hepatic encephalopathy
Disorder of gastrointestinal tract
Intubation, and/or tube or parenteral feeding.
Severe dementia or delirium, brain metastases, eating disorder, history of significant neurological or psychiatric disorder, alcoholism, substance abuse or other conditions that may interfere with study product consumption or compliance with study protocol procedures
Allergy or intolerance to any of the ingredients in the study products.
Body mass index of ≥ 40 kg/m2.
Resident in a nursing home or other residential facility.